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Rockwall Yellow Jackets win ’09 season opener; defeat Midland last night, 31-26

Rockwall High School Coach Scott Smith said last month that Rockwall’s Yellow Jackets have plenty of talent this year and “can be as good as they want to be.” If Friday night’s victory over Midland is any indication, Rockwall could be pretty good.

Junior running back Josh Broach ran over Midland newly-installed 4-3 defense for 193 yards on 31 carries, scoring four touchdowns, leading the Yellow Jackets to a 31-26 victory last night in their 2009 season opener at Midland’s Grande Communications stadium.

Broach scored all of the Yellow Jackets’ TDs – scoring in every quarter – on runs of 1,1, 6 and 22 yards.

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Click here to read another account of the game in Midland’s Reporter-Telegram.   

 

 

 

 

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Wheelchair-bound Rockwall eighth-grader enjoys Rockwall football game from sidelines

Check out the great story written by budding journalist and eighth-grade Rockwall Williams Middle School student Madison McMahan about a wheelchair-bound and disabled Wiilliams student, Burnett Rossum, whose dream was fulfilled Oct. 23 when he was able to go see a Rockwall football game.

Rossum is apparently a real football fan, whose uncle Allen Rossum plays pro football with the San Francisco 49s.

Great story, Madison, and great job, Coach Mark Elam and  Stephanie Tyson, who arranged for it!

See the story at “Burnett’s dream comes true” at www.rockwallrocks.com/community.html.

Rockwall ends tough season by beating Greenville, 20-7

Yellow Jacket quarterback Adam Dingwell ran for one touchdown and passed for another as Rockwall (4-6, 3-4) ended its season with a 20-7 win over Greenville (2-8, 1-6) Friday night in District 10-4A action at Wilkerson-Sanders stadium.

Dingwell completed 11 of 16 passes for 111 yards, including a 31-yard scoring pass to Drew Beddow in the first quarter. Beddow caught six passes for 69 yards.

Dingwell also scored on a six yard run in the second quarter to give the Yellow Jackets a 14-0 halftime lead.

Texas A&M recruit Aaron Arterburn rounded out the scoring for Rockwall with a two-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The Lions only score was on a 10-yard run by Alton Dennis in the third quarter. Greenville’s Dakieson Williams also rushed for 155 yards on 27 carries.

Rockwall’s trio of running backs gained 142 yards on the ground. Jarron White rushed 13 times for 56 yards; Josh Broach rushed 11 times for 43 yards; and Anthony Strange ran 7 times for 43 yards.

For more sports scores, stories and photos, visit the Sports page at www.rockwallrocks.com.

Rockwall nearly beats undefeated Highland Park Friday night, losing 49-39

Rockwall quarterback Adam Dingwell completed 25 of 42 passes to six different receivers for 454 yards and four touchdowns as the Yellow jackets nearly pulled off a huge upset while losing to undefeated Highland Park Friday night, 49-39, at the Highlander Stadium.

Highland Park scored a touchdown on it’s first six possessions and then hung on in the second half to win, behind quarterback Luke Woodley, who completed a career high 26 of 38 passes for 416 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for two TDS of 1 and 2 yards.

The Scots defense stopped Rockwall’s (3-6, 2-4) first drive, and then the teams traded touchdowns on the next seven drives combined.

Both teams combined for 1,089 total yards and three receivers had more than 100 yards. Rockwall’s Jarron White caught seven passes for 177 yards, Will Beasley caught eight for 112 yards and Scot Morgan Stringer caught five for 171 yards.

Rockwall did have its chances to win. The Jackets had two drives end inside the Highland Park 10-yard line.

Highland Park’s defense stopped Rockwall on fourth down at it’s own two-yard line midway through the third quarter.  Matt Bonano intercepted a pass in the Highland Park end zone two possessions later.

Dingwell also barely missed connecting on a deep throw into the end zone on the final play of the first half.

The win sets up Highland Park (9-0, 6-0) for next Thursdays clash at Rockwall Heath (9-0, 6-0) that will determine the District 10-4A title.

For more sports scores, stories, photos and more, visit the Sports page at www.rockwallrocks.com

Rockwall posts big win, beats Carrollton Newman-Smith, 41-6

Quarterback Adam Dingwell completed 11 of 12 passes for 186 yards for two TDs and rushed for another to lead Rockwall to a 41-6 pasting of Carrollton’s Newman-Smith High School last night in District 10-4A action at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium in Rockwall.

Yellow Jackets’ Running back Josh Broach rushed for 56 yards on 11 carries, scoring a 31-yard touchdown, plus caught a 20-yard TD pass from Dingwell.

Running back Jarron White rushed 74 yards on five carries, including a 67-yard run in the second quarter. 

Kicker Grant Gunderson also scored on a 53-yard punt return in the third quarter, kicked two of three extra points and made six tackles for Rockwall (3-5, 2-3).

Newman-Smith dominated time of possession nearly two to one, plus made 18 first downs to the Yellow Jackets’ ten, but they fumbled twice inside Rockwall’s 10- yard line – including a dropped snap from center at the one-yard line.

A blocked field goal and superb defensive play by Rockwall kept Newman-Smith scoreless until the third quarter.

For more Rockwall area sports scores, photos and stories, visit the Sports page at www.rockwallrocks.com.

Pearce explodes for 37 second-half points to beat Rockwall, 51-35

With a likely District 10 playoff berth at stake, Richardson Pearce exploded for 37 second-half points to come from behind and beat Rockwall Friday night, 51-35, in Class 4A action at Richardson’s Eagle-Mustang Stadium.

Pearce (3-4, 2-2) amassed 581 yards total offense on the night, and Rockwall generated 400 yards total offense.

Pearce running back Josh Gold rushed for 198 yards on 16 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead the way, from 16, 15, 79 and 9 yards out. He also caught an 81-yard TD pass from quarterback Caleb Lewis, who completed only seven of 19 passes with two interceptions, but made them good for 211 yards.

Rockwall (2-5, 1-3) led 14-0 to begin the game, and then 21-14 at halftime, but was overpowered in the second half.

Yellow Jacket running back Josh Broach rushed for 129 yards on 13 carries, including a 55-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He also scored on a 12-yard pass play from Adam Dingwell in the fourth quarter.

Rockwall jumped out to the 14-0 lead in the first quarter, behind Aaron Arterburn’s 18-yard TD run and Will Beasley’s 15-yard TD catch of a pass from Adam Dingwell.

Dingwell completed 14 of 21 passes on the night for 175 yards with one interception.

Rockwall’s other score was on Jarron White’s one-yard run in the second quarter.

Grant Gunderson connected on 5 of 5 extra point tries.

For more local sports scores and stories, see the Sports page at www.rockwallrocks.com.

Rockwall finds winning touch, runs over Carrollton R.L. Turner, 42-7

After losing three games in a row, Rockwall regained the winning touch last night and ran over Carrollton’s R.L. Turner, 42-7, at Rockwall’s Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.

Yellow Jackets running backs Jarron White and Anthony Strange each scored twice as Rockwall (2-4, 1-3) rolled up 325 yards rushing on 50 carries. White gained 89 yards on 11 carries, and Strange 24 yards on 5 carries.

Rockwall only passed five times. Quarterback Adam Dingwell completed four for 109 yards.

Tight end Aaron Arterburn took a direct snap and ran 44 yards for a TD on Rockwall’s opening drive.

White then caught a short slant pass from quarterback Adam Dingwell and ran 55 yards for a touchdown. He gained 65 of his 89 rushing yards in the first half and his 13-yard touchdown run gave Rockwall a 28-7 lead with 4:40 left in the second quarter. He left the game early in the third quarter with an apparent ankle injury.

Strange scored on two and six yard TD runs, in the first and third quarters.

Running backs Del Myles added 68 yards on 14 carries and Josh Broach ran 11 times for 60 yards.

Grant Gunderson connected on six of six extra point tries.

R.L. Turner’s (1-5, 0-3) lone score came three plays after sophomore defensive back Paul Mata recovered a Rockwall fumble. Quarterback Mikal Patterson found receiver Charles Moore all alone down the left sideline for a 43-yard touchdown.

Patterson finished with 115 yards on 10-of-16 passing. Turner only managed 90 yards rushing.

For more Rockwall County sports scores, photos, schedules and stories, visit our Sports page at www.rockwallrocks.com/Sports.html.